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by Rick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel
Against the Grain by Joris-Karl Huysmans

All oldies but goodies. :twothumbsup:
by Rick
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

Not a book, but the sci fi movie, “Arrival,” has a very interesting theme about language that I think applies very well to build a better understanding of Buddha’s intent about mantras and mandalas. It’s very deep. One of the best sci fi movies of all time easily. Another movie I thought was really...
by Rick
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 224
Views: 4238

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:12 pm
The latter [alt-right] need to be shut down hard, with force if necessary.
Hope you don't mind my butting in for a beat?

1. Can you think of a reasonably possible scenario in which this might happen?

2. Say it does happen ... wouldn't the backlash from the shut-downees be horrifying?
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Wow, very cool. DharmaSpeak. :twothumbsup:
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Interesting, thanks.

Sanskrit has a lot of rich idiosyncratic “spiritual” terms that don’t translate all that well into English. How do they translate into Tibetan? Or does Tibetan actually use Sanskrit words in their texts?
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Okay then forget the "comparatively." In your experience, are Tibetan dharma teachings difficult to translate into English? Is Tibetan a highly nuanced language, the meaning is in the eye of the beholder kinda thing? Or is it more mechanical, attain a reasonable degree of fluency and the translation...
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Aha.

Hey Malcolm, I'm gonna assume you've done some translation from other (European) languages to English, yes? Would you say that (dharmic) Tibetan is comparatively difficult to translate?
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Oy ... that explains a lot. :alien:
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

What is a "phantom emanation?"
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Indra’s net
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

I’m confused (as usual). I thought dependent origination meant that nothing exists inherently?
by Rick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. :namaste: Then comes the sadly ignorant use of a "loaded" meaning of "exist" as in the ignorant assumption that if something "exists" it must exist forever, and if i...
by Rick
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Madhyamika Book
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Favorite Madhyamika Book

This was recommended to me by Vasana and a few others in this forum: Center of the Sunlit Sky, by Karl Brunnhölzl.
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 71
Views: 4313

Re: Emptiness nutshells

All shadows, 'tis. Even the shadows.
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 71
Views: 4313

Re: Emptiness nutshells

Shadows on the cave walls?
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 71
Views: 4313

Re: Emptiness nutshells

Buddha emptiness nutshell:
Ananda, since it is empty of identity or anything pertaining to identity, therefore it is said that the world is empty.
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

haha wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Rick wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:30 am
Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. :namaste:
At this point Mañjuśrī asked Vimalakīrti, “How should the bodhisattva view sentient beings?”
Vimalakīrti said, ... ... ...
Rack 'em! :namaste:
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

I would think that for a very young child all there is is a stream of sensory input, of objects in consciousness. Later they learn how to parse and make sense of this stream of objects. And then later they start attaching stories to the objects. Sound about right to you? Yes, then I guess, our huma...
by Rick
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1396

Re: Existence

Been wading back into the Madhyamaka pool.

No wonder hardly anyone responded to this thread. Nagarjuna and da Middle Way boys made mincemeat of (impassioned questions about) existence!

The Madhyamaka is a wonderful antidote to Existential Groping Syndrome. :crazy:
by Rick
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: ripples in the Net

i heard someone say that initially quite strange to me but later it resonated somewhat. Someone mentioned to me very casually that the current state of animosity and hatred that exists all over the world is because ISIS won the war on terror. Yeah, because before ISIS the world was just one giant g...

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